Two-layer compression hosiery for patients with venous leg ulceration
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Two-layer compression hosiery for patients with venous leg ulceration

Sarah Ham Community staff nurse, Somerton Surgery, Somerset
Jacqui Padmore

Patients may experience a recurrence of leg ulceration if they do not wear prescribed compression hosiery when ulcers have healed. This article examines the use of compression hosiery kits, which can be used for the treatment of active ulceration as well as prevention of recurrence. For some patients, the stockings may be easier to apply than traditional compression hosiery, thereby enabling them to benefit from continued wear.

Nursing Standard. 20, 45, 68-76. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.07.20.45.68.c4470

Correspondence

Sarah.Ham@somertonsurgery.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review